Music today has been Runt. The Ballad of Todd Rundgren (1971) and the second album from this multi-talented insufferable maniac (so legend has it). He must have wondered why Prince was more popular than him but then he seems to be more of a thinker than a natural showman. I saw him once in LA, he was solo and he had lost his voice and couldn’t sing properly so spent the whole show fiddling with these new devices called computers, ahead of his time, always, but not exactly doing the splits in purple flairs.
For all the great music on this second album (like the first), there are a couple of interesting unmusical things about it. The front cover design is by Milton Glaser who designed the I Love NY logo (the one with the heart). The inside cover and pics were c/- Sparks’ Ron Mael in the early days, son of a graphic designer and continuing in his footsteps before he found fame and fortune with brother Russell.
Music Of The Daze
The musical musings in this post are an excerpt from my daily blog, TO WHERE I AM NOW, featured on my main website. Read the full blog post here.